I struggle so deeply with this command to love. It means not only should straights love transgendereds, gays, lesbians, etc., it means that transgendereds, gays, lesbians, and bisexuals must love those who call them "disgusting, sinful, perverse," etc. I have a hard time loving homophobes and heterosexists. I have a hard time for that matter loving some of the more disagreeable people I've worked with. I have a hard time loving the people who have snubbed me in any way at all. My heart has more hate in it than I care to admit at times. The question, dear ones, is how do I make it go away?
Harder yet is forgiving ourselves. I've hurt people in my life, badly, and my soul mourns and sheds spiritual tears for those inflicted wounds. Some things cannot be glossed over by a thousand "sorrys." How do we learn to forgive ourselves?
Let me attempt to break hate's cycle (of self and others) by wishing all on this forum peace and love. Whether you think I'm crazy, annoying, or cool I love you the same. Even if you're a homophobe reading this who thinks I'm going to hell, I love you in the name of the One who is love. From the prison of hate may we be set free.
"And though I may not know the answers, I can finally say I am free. And if the questions led me here, then I am who I was born to be." --Susan Boyle
"If all fools could fly, the sun would be eclipsed forever." --Dutch proverb